Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has hailed the impact of Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt on his country’s run to the World Cup final.
Kuyt has played across the front line for Bert van Marwijk’s men during the finals, making his mark with a group stage goal against Denmark and an assist for Wesley Sneijder’s winner during a quarter-final victory over Brazil.
Speaking ahead of last night’s victory over Uruguay, Cruyff said: “Look at what he did. He started on the right, then at forward and against Brazil on the left. Not only did he keep Maicon out of the game, he also set up the winner. Someone like that is worth his weight in gold.”